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December 17, 2018 9:00 PM Kenyan junior shines in South Africa meet

Jia Rajesh Hiranandani won silver during the Africa School Chess Championships in Limpopo, South Africa at the weekend. The Year Seven student at Oshwal Academy amassed seven points out of a possible nine to finish runner-up behind Gabatsgwarwe Refilwe of Botswana, who had eight points. Following her performance, Hiranandani becomes a Women Candidate 38

December 16, 2018 9:00 PM Gaming: Early Christmas for sports fans in BetLion daily draw

Just days after launching its operations in Kenya, Pan-African betting firm BetLion is set to offer early Christmas to sports fanatics with daily giveaways that will see lucky winners walk home with phones and television, among other goodies. Having promised to raise the standards of the game of sports in Kenya especially football, which will see national 29

December 16, 2018 9:00 PM Football: How Kenyans left others hurting in Copa tournament

Kenya won double gold of the first ever Copa Coca-Cola Under-16 Africa Cup that ended on Saturday at Afraha Stadium, Nakuru. The Kenyan boys conquered 11 other countries to be crowned champions and also made history as the first nation to lift the prestigious trophy. They did it in style winning the title on an unbeaten record. The girls registered double 24

October 8, 2018 6:42 AM Former Nigerian minister and Chibok girls champion to vie for presidency in 2019

Former Nigerian minister Obiageli Ezekwesili, co-founder of a group to raise awareness about more than 200 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, announced on Sunday that she will run for president next year. Ezekwesili, 55, a former vice president for Africa at the World Bank, said she would run as the candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria 118

October 2, 2018 9:00 PM Melania Trump begins Africa tour to promote health

US First Lady Melania Trump visited a hospital in Ghana’s capital, Accra, at the start of her solo trip that will see her visit four African countries. She was welcomed by traditional dancers and drummers at the airport but the public reaction has been low key. The tour, which also takes in Kenya, Malawi and Egypt, will focus on promoting health and education 118

October 2, 2018 1:03 PM Myanmar is the new illegal ivory market for African elephants, says report

Myanmar, a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand is now the new growing market for ivory trade. This is according to a new report by ivory trade specialists Lucy Vigne and the late Esmond Martin, which shows that one town in particular in Myanmar, Mong La - a frontier town in the notorious 120

October 2, 2018 12:02 PM US First Lady Melania Trump touches down in Africa

Melania Trump on Tuesday arrived in Ghana on the first leg of her maiden, solo tour of Africa that has been billed as a chance to carve her own diplomatic path. The US first lady stepped off an overnight flight from Andrews Airforce Base near Washington and onto a red carpet at Accra's Kotoka International Airport. She was met by her Ghanaian counterpart 117

November 2, 2017 3:13 PM Chepkwony leaves KQ after 5 months

Kenya Airways’ human resources director has resigned from the national carrier five months after joining from Tata Chemicals Magadi where he held a similar position. Sammy Chepkwony announced his departure through a memo to staff, explaining that he had decided to part ways with the airline effective Thursday to “pursue other interests.” Mr Chepkwony 628

November 2, 2017 9:21 AM Kenyan shilling steady, helped by tight market liquidity

At 0838 GMT, commercial banks quoted the shilling at 103.65/85 per dollar, little changed from Wednesday's close of 103.60/80. ...........................Shilling spot rates .....................Shilling forward rates .......................Cross rates ..................................Local contributors .......................Central Bank of Kenya Index 605

November 2, 2017 7:44 AM Crew from Kenya stranded in Indonesia after ship breaks down

The captain of an all-Kenyan crew vessel MV Queen Bihanga stranded in an Indonesian port is appealing to the Government to assist the team to return home. Speaking on telephone to The Standard , Athman Khamis Mzee alias Rotation said that the crew has been stranded in the foreign nation for one year and nine months without adequate food. The ship developed 430